Fractions on Line Plots
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 What are Line Plots with Fractions?
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Nari is trying to prove to Gus that there will be plenty of snow this upcoming winter. He has recorded the days that have had snow accumulation and put the data in a line plot. We will use the line plots with fraction 4th grade to answer questions about the information. Will Gus believe it snowed?
What are Line Plots with Fractions?
Line plots with fractions are a type of graph that shows data on a fractional number line. There are x’s created above the line to indicate the frequency of each unit of data.
Example of 4th Grade Line Plots with Fractions
Using Line Plots we can answer questions about the data.
Follow Up Activities for Creating Line Plots with Fractions
There will be additional activities with line plots with fractions worksheet and exercises. These line plots with fractions 4thgrade worksheets will provide students with continued practice using line plots to record data and answer questions about the fractional data.
Transcript Fractions on Line Plots
"I'm telling ya, Gus, pretty soon EVERYTHING is going to be covered with SNOW!" If that's true, WHY have I never seen it? I'll prove it you'll see! "Ok, you do that." Let's help Nari keep track of the snowfall data and answer questions with the information using... "Fractions on a Line Plot". A line plot is a type of graph that we use to organize and answer questions about data collected. Here is the line plot of the snowfall accumulation that Nari recorded. Using this line plot we can answer questions about the snowfall. In order to answer correctly, we read the questions carefully and identify keywords that tell us what to look for on the line plot. What was the LEAST amount of snow accumulated in a day? Least tells us to look for the lowest amount that has an
Fractions on Line Plots exercise

Nari needs your help.
HintsWhat is the first step for answering questions about fractions on a line plot?
What is the last step for answering questions about fractions on a line plot?
Solution Plot data on the line plot.
 Read questions and identify keywords that tell you what to look for on the line plot.
 Count how many increments the line is divided into if the fraction is not listed on the line plot.
 Simplify fractions as necessary.

There is a lot of snow!
HintsWhat does greatest amount of snow accumulation mean?
Which fraction on the line plot represents the most snowfall accumulation?
Make sure to simplify the fraction.
Solution The greatest amount of snowfall accumulated in a day was $\frac{8}{8}$.
 $\frac{8}{8}$ is simplified to 1.
 The answer is 1 foot.

Find the difference.
HintsWhat does difference mean?
Do you add or subtract?
Solution Difference means to subtract so you need to find the fractions on the line plot that represent the least and greatest amount of snowfall accumulation and subtract them.
 $\frac{1}{8}$ is the least.
 $\frac{8}{8}$ is the greatest.
 $\frac{8}{8}$  $\frac{1}{8}$ is $\frac{7}{8}$.
 The answer is $\frac{7}{8}$.

Nari needs to combine fractions.
HintsSimplify the fractions on the line plot to figure out which fractions are less than $\frac{1}{4}$.
What does combine mean?
Do you add or subtract?
Don't forget to simplify your answer.
Solution Combine means to add so you need to add the fractions that represent less than $\frac{1}{4}$ of a foot of snow on the line plot.
 $\frac{1}{8}$ is less than $\frac{1}{4}$ of a foot of snow.
 You add $\frac{1}{8}$ two times since there are two Xs above $\frac{1}{8}$ on the line plot.
 $\frac{1}{8}$ + $\frac{1}{8}$ = $\frac{2}{8}$
 $\frac{2}{8}$ is simplified by dividing the numbers by 2.
 The answer is $\frac{1}{4}$.

Nari plots snowfall accumulation.
HintsWhich data point on the line plot illustrates the least amount of snowfall accumulation?
Which data point on the line plot illustrates the most amount of snowfall accumulation?
SolutionThe image pictured illustrates the fractions in order from least to greatest on the line plot.

Nari has a tough problem to solve.
HintsWhat does combine tell you to do?
What does the difference tell you to do?
Don't forget to simplify your answer.
Solution First, you need to find the combined amount for the days with less than a fourth of a foot of snow accumulation.
 Combine tells you to add.
 $\frac{1}{8}$ + $\frac{1}{8}$ = $\frac{2}{8}$
 Next, you need to find the difference in the amount of snow between the combined amount and the greatest.
 Difference means to subtract.
 $\frac{8}{8}$  $\frac{2}{8}$ = $\frac{6}{8}$
 Finally, you need to simplify $\frac{6}{8}$ since 6 and 8 can be divided by 2.
 The answer is $\frac{3}{4}$.